to that question came back to haunt her again, in an interview of katie couric, as did couric's qstion about what she reads. >> what specifically, i'm curious? >> reporter: why didn't you answer? >> i was wearing my annoyance on my sleeve. and i shouldn't have done that. it seemed like she was asking, do you read? how in alaska are you connected tohe world? when i had just done an op-ed in our hometown newspaper for "the new york times." i had just been interviewed by all those national media outlets. that surprised me that she hadn't done that home work. very unprofessional of me, though. my fault, my bad, that i answered the way i answered. and that was with the proverbial roll of the eyes. are you kidding me? >> reporter: but the result of that interview, which palin says was unfairly edited, was that she was unqualified to be vice president. palin says in her book, this was reinforced by deliberate leaks to the press, by some anonymous members of john mccain's staff. towards the end of the campaign, the press reports quoted unnamed mccain aides, calling you a diva. you know this. a whack job.